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  • Edwards Teachings And The Great Awakening
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    Born on October 5, 1703, in East Windsor, Connecticut Colony, Jonathon Edwards was a child prodigy. At the age of ten he wrote an extensive essay regarding the nature of the soul. At 13 he entered the Collegiate School of Connecticut (now Yale University) and graduated in 1720, as valedictorian of his class. After two additional years of study in theology at Yale, he preached for eight months in a New York church. He then returned to Yale as a college tutor, studying at the same time for his mas...
  • Enlightenment And The Great Awakening
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    By: Lori A Scientific Understanding of God Two eighteenth century movements, the Enlightenment and the Great Awakening, changed American colonists' views on reason and wisdom. The Enlightenment, led by philosophers such as John Locke, emphasized abstract thought to acquire knowledge. The European and American thinkers' research led to a greater understanding of scientific phenomena and the questioning of the government's rule. Similar to the Enlightenment, the Great Awakening changed colonists' ...
  • Social Impact Of The Second Great Awakening
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    Introduction Evangelicalism did not evolve or operate in a space. It is essential to consider the ways in which members of this group participated in and changed their culture, and, conversely, to assess how its social context provided both the ideas which evangelicalism adopted or transformed and those which it actively rejected or resisted. As movements that came of age during the first half of the nineteenth century, Evangelical Protestantism can be understood most clearly in the political, e...
  • George Whitefield
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    English preacher George Whitefield was a leader of the Evangelical Revival on both sides of the Atlantic. He participated in the Great Awakening in the colonies and the Wesleyan movement in Great Britain. He was educated at Oxford and was a member of the Wesley brothers' Holy Club. After his ordination, in 1736, as an Anglican deacon he made the first of seven voyages to American in 1738. He took orders as a priest, but he was excluded from the Anglican pulpits because of his evangelistic passio...
  • Direct Result Of The Great Awakening
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    The Great Awakening The Great Awakening was a religious movement during the 1730's and 1740's in which itinerant ministers presented powerful messages of salvation and which provided early Americans with a greater sense of nationality. This religious movement also had a lasting effect upon the manner in which the people in the American colonies viewed themselves, their relationships with each other, and their faith. This movement caused a separation between church and state, acceptance and diver...
  • Church Prior To The Great Awakening
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    The churches and communities of New England in the 1730's and 40's saw mass conversions of individuals led by charismatic ministers, who were sometimes itinerants. The message of the sermons preached during this period contrasted the ecstasy of God's Love with the terrors of Hell. The services and sermons were often followed by emotional release and physical manifestations like jerking, crying, shouting and groaning. The agony and ecstasy of the converted, the mass numbers of conversions, and th...

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